League Notes: China Wins AFC Fair Play Association Of The Year Award
China won the Asian Football Confederation Fair Play Association of the Year award. China has "accumulated 606 fair play points, more than any others in the confederation." Points "are awarded for positive play, conduct on and off the field and the behavior of supporters at the stadium and deducted for the number of red and yellow cards received in a match" (XINHUA, 11/26). ... In a jolt to Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, a city civil court on Tuesday "temporarily restrained him from functioning as president of the Mumbai Cricket Association but gave him a week to appeal against the order" (PTI, 11/26).